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Environmental Health Specialist

Minimum Qualifications

In order for County Personnel to determine a candidate's eligibility for a position the applicant must document in writing on the application how they meet the minimum qualifications related to the position.


(a)  Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's degree which must have included at least thirty credit hours in the natural sciences, of which no more than twelve (12) credit hours may be in the applied sciences; OR

(b) Five years of experience as an environmental health technician deemed satisfactory by the local Public Health Director and have satisfactorily completed a public health training course approved by the State Health Department.

   Tompkins County is Committed to Equity and Inclusion. We encourage those with similar values to apply.


1)  The candidate must posses a valid NYS Driver’s License at time of application and maintain such license for the duration of employment.

2)  Under (a) above, the appointee must satisfactorily complete a training course approved by the New York State Health Department within two years of appointment.